The Cape,Cattle & Camp Fires

Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
Trip End Apr 01, 2016

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Where I stayed
Lakeland caravan park
What I did
Went to Cooktown

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What a hilly windy drive,so glad Al was driving such beautiful views this was a very scenic drive.
We arrived at Lakelands,which consisted of a caravan park,local shop with petrol,pub and a road house.The park owners were so help full and full of information and they were Kiwi's.Lakelands is the place people come to to leave their vans and head for Cape York,you here so many stories of how they made it to the Top,some good and some not so good.We decided when we end up with a 4 wheel drive we will than head for Cape York.
We spent a day a Cooktown,the roads here are just owned by the cattle you have to be so careful,if you hit one of these cows/bulls you would be dead.We saw a dingo and two snakes,lucky we were in the car,so the drive to Cooktown wasn't boring.

Cooktown is a small town located at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland where James Cook beached his ship, the Endeavour, for repairs in 1770. At the 2006 census, Cooktown had a population of 1,336.
We walked around the town and the wharf and wore the girls out,we went to the light house lookout which had spectacular views.
We found a beach area which had views,sand,waves and the noise of 8 little paws pounding away at the sound was just heaven.The girls had a ball and so did we,sand between the toes and salty taste on the lips what more could you ask for.Shandi and Chloe ran,chased each other,paddled in the shallow water(away from crocs),tried drinking the salt water(funny) and just kept ed running,so good to see.
We went for a drive to the Town laura,bumpy rough roads a warm up to travel ling to Cape York,a new road to Laura is currently being made.Town with a road house and not much more,last night at Lakelands we met up with Ivan who was heading to the Cape the next day.Had a nice dinner and a lovely drink around the fire,all the best Ivan contact us when you get back and thanks for your company.
Time to leave peace full Lakelands and head for Mossman.
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Lynda van Schalkwyk on

Love your blogs - beginnings of a book perhaps? Can see me and Charles doing this.

ivan on

very good newsy to read and i got amention too,

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